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Le 2010-10-26 11:20, todd rme a écrit :
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Marc Paré<>  wrote:
Le 2010-10-26 08:52, Gordon Burgess-Parker a écrit :

They do load separately. What makes you think they don't?

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Sent: 26 October 2010 09:44
Subject: [tdf-discuss] Suggestion: Separating Writer, Calc, Base, Draw etc


Please could we make LibreOffice load 'Writer', 'Math',
'Impress','Calc', 'Base', 'Draw' etc separately. In other words, can
these separate entities be kept somewhat isolated so that the load is
not too much and it will load faster when the program is started.

Please let me know if I am not clear.

Best regards,

Hi Gordon:

I think Paul is suggesting that the download be broken up this way and that
each component be able to work on its own. Right now it is one big download.
Not all of us have high speed and many still (as I am reminded quite often
by our international members) are using dial-up. This is also the case for
many US members.


As I mentioned in another thread, I think a better solution would be
an online installer (possibly the same software as an automatic
updater).  You just download a small program, tell it what parts of
libo you want, it pulls those parts and the necessary dependencies
from a server (it could check several mirrors) and installs those
pieces.   It could even walk them through the process, asking them
what exactly they want to be able to do and then grabbing the programs
necessary to do that.

That way users wouldn't need to worry about which bits they need to
download to get it working it, that is all handled automatically by
the installer.  It also means that users don't need to worry about
future changes in how the parts are broken up, this is all hidden from
the user.

It also means that when a user wants to install, say, writer and calc
only, they don't need to download writer+libraries and calc+libraries
(downloading the libraries twice), they can just download
writer+calc+libraries.  This makes a huge difference since the
libraries are by far the largest part of the suite (larger than the
rest of the suite combined).


Excellent idea! I am all for it! But, as we are constantly reminded, internet access is not the same for everyone. There are even people on this side of the pond who have dial-up. A download of parts of the suite is OK, but to download all of the components would be a problem again for those who need more than one part.

But in principle this is a good idea that has been suggested quite often.


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